Venice Hidden Gem:  Scala Contarini del Bovolo
Italy / Photo Essays / Venice

Venice Hidden Gem: Scala Contarini del Bovolo

The Scala Contarini del Bovolo literally means the ladder Contarini (a surname) of the snail. Standing before the palazzo, it’s not a stretch to see where the name originated. The steps were originally designed for the Contarini family, and the snail-like spiral of the steps is clear.
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Padua, Italy Photography
Italy / Padua / Photo Essays

Padua, Italy Photography

When we first arrived in Padua, it was early and quiet.  Things were pretty empty but peaceful, a few tourists like us meandering.  The main town square, Pratto dello Valle, is a surprise.  I didn’t do it justice at all with the photos I took.  First, it is enormous.  It is such a large space, nothing … Continue reading

Wandering Assissi Photography
Assissi / Italy / Photo Essays

Wandering Assissi Photography

I did one whole post of Windows of Assissi previously because I had so very many cool windows I had photographed in the town.  But Assissi was not at all limited to the windows, so here’s a look at other sites. As you approach Assissi, it really is beautiful.  A cluster of white buildings, dominated by … Continue reading